It was previously reported that All Elite Wrestling’s All Out PPV Event was able to generate only about 28,000 buys, not including those who watched on B/R Live, compared to Double Or Nothing, which was able to generate an estimated 35,000 buys a few days after the PPV concluded. This is a 20% decline in viewership numbers.
An update was recently provided by Dave Meltzer on an episode of The Wrestling Observer Radio Program that the viewership numbers for All Out in the U.S. when it comes to traditional PPV is on par with that of Double Or Nothing and not higher as previously reported, which means that the total viewership numbers in the U.S. went down.
It was also noted that FITE TV’s worldwide viewership numbers for AEW’s All Out PPV Event actually exceeded that of AEW’s Double Or Nothing PPV Event, but the exact numbers weren’t given and that the PPV buys for ITV Box Office in the UK were up.
As mentioned before, All Out’s total viewership numbers are estimated to be around the 100,000 mark, while Double Or Nothing’s total viewership numbers were estimated to be around the 111,000 mark, which means that All Out’s total viewership numbers would be down 10% from Double Or Nothing’s total viewership numbers.
Meltzer also said that even though the viewership numbers in the U.S. had a huge decline, the increase in the viewership numbers in the U.K. played a big factor in the total viewership numbers, but there was a huge drop in revenue as the cost of PPVs in the U.K. is much higher than the cost of PPVs in the U.S.
It will be interesting to see how All Elite Wrestling’s next PPV Event known as Full Gear will do with its PPV buys as well as its viewership numbers with the different available platforms such as FITE TV and B/R Live.
AEW’s Full Gear PPV Event is set to take place on Saturday, November 9th from the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland and it will feature AEW World Champion Chris Jericho defending his AEW World Title against Cody Rhodes as well as Jon Moxley facing Kenny Omega in a Singles Match.
This will be AEW’s first-ever PPV Event following the company’s debut on TNT.